On Wednesday evening last week I attended the Karen Millen A/W 16 In Focus event in partnership with Olympus Pen, at the Covent Garden store. It was an evening of fashion, photography, makeup and champagne and an exclusive one night only 20% discount throughout the store. Also, (and what clinched going to be honest) a chance to meet and attend a workshop with Victoria from IntheFrow to discuss her photography and styling tips.
Upon arrival, it felt like we all queued outside the store for ages, before we gradually filtered in. As there were only 40 places available for the workshop, I figured I would miss out as I was never in a hundred years going to get to the event early, but as it happened, I still managed to get a wrist band to attend the second of the two planned workshops with Victoria.
With over an hour to kill before the workshop, which to be honest was a struggle as the only thing to really do was lap the floor of the shop browsing the rails of clothing (with champagne in hand of course). I fell in love with a few items, but unfortunately even with 20% off, they were still just out of my budget for now but I did successfully treat myself to a gorgeous rose gold bangle with pretty crystal encrusted detailing. I was also given a goody bag following my purchase which contained this beautiful leopard print purse/clutch bag. As you guys know, I love my animal print clothing and accessories, so this a welcome addition to my collection.
When 7:30pm finally came around, (the wait having not been as bad as initially anticipated because I got talking to a few people), those with wristbands got allowed downstairs where Victoria and Jay McLaughlin –a leading British fashion photographer, were waiting for us. Sneakily, I got in a meet and photo with Victoria straight away and she is sooo lovely and friendly, exactly how she appears in her videos. She gave me a hug, thanked me for making the effort to attend the evening, and posed for a couple of photos before we settled ourselves for the workshop.
The workshop itself was more a casual chat between Jay and Victoria, than anything practical, although there was the opportunity to try out and play with the new Olympus PEN E-PL8; it’s something I am seriously considering saving up for!
Have any of you guys met Victoria from Inthefrow or any other YouTubers? What were they like?
Until next time x
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